Released on July 20, 2018 - 1:24pm



The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is looking for 162 uniformed local and federal

Law Enforcement Officers to participate in a survey of the human body-also known as anthropometry.


The data collected will be used to design police vehicles, safety restraint systems and protective

equipment. The last time information of this type was collected was in the 1960’s.



Niosh has set up a 50 foot trailer behind the City of Laurel’s Maintenance Facility at 7705 Sandy Spring Road for the study which begins on July 23, 2018 and will continue through August 3, 2018.


Investigators will take 3-D photos using a whole body scanner, foot and hand scanners, and a head scanner.


The low energy scanners will not penetrate your body or clothing and will not harm you.



Each participant will receive $50 for taking part in the one hour exam.

You must be 18 years old to take part in the survey. Come dressed in your regular patrol uniform.


The results are taken collected anonymously, but participants must show ID’s to verify their employment as a police officer and to collect the $50 payment.


Please contact Mrs Rachel Huffman at 937-767-7226 or email her at [email protected] to make an appointment.   


* Pregnant women cannot participate since their dimensions at this stage aren’t what they normally are on the job.










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